The Wheat Ridge Police Department will hold its first Community Crime Forum at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Chief Dan Brennan and key members of the department will present information on current crime issues impacting Wheat Ridge such as homelessness, human trafficking and drugs, and ways in which the community can partner with police to help prevent crime. There will be time for questions at the end, as well as informational tables on crime prevention, code enforcement and traffic safety. The public is invited to this informative discussion.
Questions? Visit ci.wheatridge.co.us, or call the Wheat Ridge Police Department at 303-235-2913.
On June 28, the Wheat Ridge community celebrated its first Little Free Library, “a place where all can take books, bring books, or just love on books.” Located at 3075 Upham Court, the box where people pick up or leave books, was hand-made using all recycled materials and the design was inspired by Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, “Where the WIld Things Are.”
For questions about the Little Free Library in Wheat Ridge, contact Valarie at 303-433-9077. To learn more about the Little Free Library movement, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
Dream Dinners, along with Friends and Family Community Connection (FFCC), will host a Fight Against Hunger event on Saturday, July 29, at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will assemble food packages that have been scientifically designed to reverse the effects of malnutrition and starvation. Organizers hope to pack 50,000 meals that day with 16,000 meals staying local and going to the Action Center’s Prosperity Project. The remaining two-thirds will go to Haiti.
If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, visit www.//livingthedreamfoundation.com/wheatridge-co-meal-packing-event.
Four free performances in Anderson Park remain for the summer season. Check out Puppets & Things on Strings, a children’s event, on July 26 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Later that evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., families can enjoy the Americana and bluegrass music of Highland Ramblers.
On Aug. 8, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Doctor Noize Live! will perform his interactive, one-man band of instruments for children. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hot Tomatoes, Denver’s premier swing and jazz band will perform. Anderson Park is located at 4355 Field St.
For more information, visit www.//www.facebook.com/WRAndersonPark.
Colorado Senior Connections (CSC), with support from the Wheat Ridge Historical Society, presents “Look at Our History and Plan for the Future!” CSC is looking for interested and engaged Wheat Ridge Seniors to join the Senior Advisory Committee and help set the course for senior services in Wheat Ridge. The free event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration includes welcome pack, raffle tickets for WRHS prizes, and lunch!
Pre-registration is required. To register, call 720-763-3042 no later than Aug. 10.
Wheat Ridge Reads announced this summer’s book is “The Ringer,” a novel by Boulder author Jenny Shank. With its local setting and compassionate approach to contemporary events, “The Ringer” is a natural choice for this summer’s
Wheat Ridge Reads. Copies of the book are available at Jefferson County Public Libraries and Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver.
Additionally, Wheat Ridge Reads will host two Meet the Author events , where readers can discuss the book with Shank. The first will be held Sept. 21 at the Wheat Ridge Library. The second will take place on Sept. 23 at Books and Brews.
To learn more, visit www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/CulturalCommission.
Sweet Ridge Studios continues its summer arts camps through Aug. 4. All Camps are $165. Lunch Bunch is available each day from noon to 1 p.m. for $10 per day or $45 per week. Sweet Ridge offers a 10 percent sibling discount. Scholarships also are available.
To see the weekly class schedule, visit www.sweetridgestudios.com.
The Feed the Future 5k Run, benefiting the Wheat Ridge Feed the Future Backpack Program, will take place at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, at Crown Hill Park and Wildlife Preserve, 9505 W. 32nd Ave. The deadline to register is Aug. 31.
To register, visit www.Holycrosswheatridge.org/5k.